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  1. Let us not forget the dreaded possible disintegration of the filter screen portion of the petcock/fuel tank valve assembly, particularly with the age of subject bike here---even more likely if bike was stored in high-heat and/or outdoor storage during its lifetime. Pieces of the screen can travel to the carb where they can keep the float valve from closing--thereby allowing rapid fuel loss. I discovered such a rapid fuel leak problem in just the wrong place---some 20+ miles from re-fuelling source! If you don't want to pay full freight on new fuel valve assembly, one perhaps lower-cost solution is to flush tank and fuel line, clean carb, remove damaged screen--and install in-line fuel filter; this solution, though, eliminates your "reserve" function of your fuel valve.
  2. Hmmmm, Chinese Mexican food!? In hand-made tortillas.... No two alike, just like the two CRFs in the food stand photo! !!!Tengo hambre!!!
  3. Spanish/EU license plates bigger than those of U.S.? And no lighting requirement for the plate (or awkward wiring option?)? And/or that big structure to reduce mud debris from being thrown up on vehicles behind you?
  4. Hmmmm, and also no rear brake pedal shown?
  5. Fat front tire reminds me of Yamaha TW200's! Prolly would help in the kind of deep powdery sand I often ride in. Couldn't find weight stats, or the drive type---are the chain/belt/sprockets omitted in the photos for appearance's sake? Or is it some kind of compact shaft drive, or??? Maybe price would "come down" for us if they sell more of them and/or if Euro falls more against Dollar? That rear plate thingy looks so beefy like it'd have to be something more than a number plate holder----almost like a stand that could hold the bike standing up?!
  6. In my opinion, CrashLander nails it here. The way I see this importance playing out for working on my motorcycles and cars/SUVs is regarding the smaller, more delicate fasteners with torque specs. For example, if I have a fastener to tighten with a 5nm (or in-lbs equivalent) spec, and I have a torque wrench with a low range beginning at 5 nm, I'm worried about the accuracy of that 5nm setting. That's why I have a "certified" micro torque wrench that has served me well for years with smaller fasteners. I don't even remember the brand, it uses battery for read-out and signaling--I store battery outside it and load-test battery before using it in wrench each time; my experience is my anecdote, but it has worked well for me for years.
  7. Wonder if we can get that here south of you guys? Combo paint/primer saves time, work, and can resolve color-difference/coverage problems. We have all these VOCs. etc. restrictions....
  8. Or at least some manual/hand wire brushing, blow off, (me, I'd rusty-metal primer it next), then top coat with some variety of Rustoleum product. Spray products prolly reach "remote" areas better, huh?
  9. Yep, and I'd be lookin to swap out my conventional chain/sprockets on my existing bikes lickety-split after you early-adopter guys beta-tested the new-fangled ones!!!
  10. To me, it's like when man discovered that iron is stronger than bronze---imagine---we'd be looking at way less maintenance/wear/replacement, and less unsprung weight, less weight overall---if "new" materials/technologies were developed there. I'm gonna stay tuned, just like with electric dual sport bikes....
  11. That's why I wrote "figures out"....
  12. I use the separate Dupont chain cleaner, then their chain wax---get them at either Pep Boys or Walmart. Yeah, some brushin and wiping before, in-between, and after the cleaner and wax. Took me awhile to understand that this wax is very thin and doesn't gum up like, say, some candle wax or beeswax like my preconception was. I like that their chain wax also has pressure-resistant additive molybdenum disulfide, and helps the ferrous metal parts of my chains resist rust. I do rides thru water almost every ride, so rust is a consideration for me. And I have never in some 50 years of riding had so little dirt deposited on my chains/sprockets since I started using chain wax---just my 2 cents.... PERSONALLY I CAN'T WAIT TIL THESE FELLERS FIGURES OUT HOW TO ROUTINELY USE SOME KIND OF BELT DRIVES ON DIRT BIKE SOES ALL I HAVE TO DO IS RIDE THE BIKE ONCET, ADJUST THE BELT ONCET, AND THEN GO RIDIN AND SPEND TIME ON OTHER THINGS!!!
  13. Yes, I think she's the one I talked with. OK, how many of you are only staring at the little red Jeep figures on the new Wrangler's wheels there?
  14. Yeah, might be some time before Dakota comes back out, if it does. Jeep truck coming soon for sure, but price will prolly be relatively higher than that of Dakota, and prolly Jeep truck won't discount much due to likely high inelasticity of demand (those who want it will pay "more"---everything else equal---to get it). So depending on your timetable and budget.... If I had a longer garage in my condo complex, I'd like to someday get a new four-door Dakota--to me they would be the best set of all-round vehicle characteristics! I don't know how much parkin you do around binesses and newer housing, but around these parts, ain't hardly no proper room for FULL-size pickemups! But then again, Kahleephoneea ain't the pick-up capital that Tejas is!
  15. I thought the new Jeep truck bed looks long enough to carry two light-weight bikes with gate down, or one bike loaded diagonally into front corner?